Gail Langer Karwoski is the award-winning author of numerous books for young readers, including Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906. She has written historical novels and nonfiction for kids in grades four through nine, as well as picture books about nature. Curiosity inspires her writing, and research helps her stories grow. Gail taught public school for thirteen years, teaching high school, middle school and elementary school classes in English, reading, and creative writing, as well as gifted classes. When she isn't clicking away on her keyboard, you can often find this former teacher visiting schools and libraries. She lives in Georgia with her university-professor husband and three bossy cats. Gail's grownup kids and granddaughter, Clementine, live in California.